"Without music life would be a mistake"
At Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School we endeavour to make Music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Through the Charanga Musical School programme the children develop their understanding, make musical judgements, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically, emotionally and through discussion and create their own musical ideas. The wide range of core resources has been developed specifically to motivate and capture each individual’s personal interest. The children not only learn about Music; they become musicians who are able to share and perform using their new skills.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality Music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of Music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with Music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that: ‘all pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate Music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians; learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence; understand and explore how Music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
A big well done to all the children who took part in the Scunthorpe Musical Festival - the children had a great time, performed brilliantly and won first prize!